Each week, The Pale Blue Dot brings you stories and commentary on a host of international issues facing our 21st century, globally-integrated world. Whether it's commentary from foreign policy experts, advice from international business professionals, or refugees telling their stories, The Pale Blue Dot is focused on untangling the web of globalization through conversations with the people involved and interested in the world at large. Tune in Mondays from 8-8:30pm on KVRX 91.7 FM, student radio from The University of Texas at Austin.
Bhutan has widely been praised in the international community for its emphasis on "Gross National Happiness" rather than Gross Domestic Product, but for over a hundred thousand Bhutanese people, the Royal Government of Bhutan's pursuit of happiness has brought nothing but misery.
Featuring a conversation with Ram Dahl, a refugee from Bhutan living in Austin since 2009. Listen on 91.7FM or online at www.kvrx.org and be sure to read the write-up on tonights article featured on the front page while you're there.
|Gross Happiness||Chris Cantu||The Pale Blue Dot|
|Toe Cutter||Thee Oh Sees||Floating Coffin|
|Avante Garde M.O.R.||Stereolab||Space Age Bachelor Pad Music|
|Echo's Answer||Broadcast||The Noise Made By People|
|Wild Peace||Echo Lake||Wild Peace|
|Only Son of A Lady's Man||Father John Misty||Fear Fun|
|Ghosts||On An On||Ghosts|
|Yr So Cool||Colleen Green||Sock It To Me|
|Evil Things||The Black Angels|
Tonight at 8:00pm, The Pale Blue Dot presents the first half of "Study Abroad: A How-To Guide." For this episode, we speak with Rhonda Waller—the study abroad Advising Team Leader at UT—about the application process, what program options are available, how to acquire a visa, what classes to take abroad, common mistakes student make, and much more. Tune in on 91.7FM, or online at www.kvrx.org
Rhonda Waller is the Advising Team Leader for Study Abroad Programs at the University of Texas at Austin. Students interested in studying abroad should chat with an advisor at the International Office, located on the second floor of Rio Grande and 23rd Street (above Red Mango), or at world.utexas.edu
|Rhonda Waller Interview||Travis Lagrone||The Pale Blue Dot|
This Monday at 8:00pm, The Pale Blue Dot will explore the "Causes of War." Dr. Scott Wolford will explain the bargaining theory of war, address the impact of technology and power diffusion on the future of warfare, and discuss events surrounding Syria, China, North Korea, and the United States. Tune in on 91.7FM, or online at www.kvrx.org
Dr. Scott Wolford is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He received in Ph.D. from Emory University and his B.A. from Transylvania University. Dr. Wolford has written on the role of leadership in international conflict, crisis bargaining, coalitional durability, the commitment problems of democracies, and international institutions, inter alia. At present, he teaches an undergraduate course titled, "Causes of War."
|Dr. Scot Wolford Interview||Frank Ghafoor||The Pale Blue Dot|
Tonight on The Pale Blue Dot, we'll delve into some of the issues surrounding the rise of China and the anxiety it instills in the U.S. We'll from professionals on China and Asia, including Dr. John Mearsheimer.
|John Mearsheimer Interview||Chris Cantu||The Pale Blue Dot|
Tonight at 8:00pm, The Pale Blue Dot will air its next installment of the "Global Professionals" series. Admiral Bobby R. Inman gives a few anecdotes from his long and illustrious career before and sharing some phenomenal career advice for young professionals. Tune in on 91.7FM, or online at www.kvrx.org
Admiral Bobby R. Inman is currently the LBJ Centennial Chair in National Policy at the LBJ School for Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the military for 31 years, including time as the Director of the National Security Agency. Admiral Inman has also served as the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence and the Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. He continues to be involved in student affairs at UT as well as investing in start-up technology companies.
Listen to the full episode here:
|Admiral Bob R. Inman Interview||Travis Lagrone||The Pale Blue Dot|
China is a place that inspires much anxiety in many parts of the western world. Tonight, we'll take a look at the meteoric rise of the world's newest super power. Featured on the show this week are two conversations with two resident experts on the People's Republic at UT: Dr. Peter Trubowitz and Dr. Patricia McLachlan.
Tune in on 91.7FM
|Dr. Peter Trubowitz Interview||The Pale Blue Dot|
|Dr. Patricia McLachlan Interview||The Pale Blue Dot||The Pale Blue Dot|
Tonight on The Pale Blue Dot, we'll revist our series "What Does It Take Be An International Professional." Travis Lagrone Interviewed to Public Sector Professional: First, we'll hear from Julie Connors, the Diplomat-In-Residence here at UT from the State Department. Next, we'll hear from Susan Savage, the former Secretary of State of Oklahoma.
SXSW is upon us, and to celebrate the occasion, we're dedicating our half-hour on the air this week to showcasing some of the bands and musicians that have ventured to Austin, Texas from around the world. Tune in at 8PM on KVRX Austin 91.7FM (streaming on www.kvrx.org) to hear some great tracks from Argentina to Japan and and everywhere in between!
|State Hostpital||Frightened Rabbit||Pedestrian Verse|
|Hermanos de la Lluvia||Alba Lua|
|Mogu||Carsick Cars||Carsick Cars|
Global Education Pt. 1
Tonight on the Pale Blue Dot: Our first installment of a two part series on Global Education. We'll hear from Dr. Richard Handler, Director of the Global Development Studies program at the University of Virginia on the role interdisciplinary programs have in educating undergraduate students. Dr. Handler recently spoke on campus as part of a program titled "The Future of Global Education" on behalf of the Humanities Insitute.
|Beach Dr.||Oddisee||Rock Creek|
|Interview with Dr. Richard Handler|
Tonight on The Pale Blue Dot, we'll revisit our conversation with from last September with Dr. Michael Anderson, the Director of the International Relations and Global Studies Program at UT following the tense international atmosphere following the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya on 9/11/2012, as well as the tense atmosphere on campus following a bomb threat.
Tonight at 8:00pm, The Pale Blue Dot will air its next installment of the "Global Professionals" series. Robert "Bob" Campbell talks about his experience throughout his impressive consulting career, and provides some phenomenal career advice for young professionals. Tune in on 91.7FM, or online at www.kvrx.org
Robert "Bob" Campbell is retired Partner of Deloitte LLP, Founder and CEO of Deloitte Services, Chairman of the LBJ School Advisory Council, and Member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the EastWest Institute.
Tonight, were talking to Natalie Betts, the acting manager for international economic development for the city of Austin, as well as listening to a story from Jaelah Kuehmichel from her time spent as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Burkina Faso.
Tonight on the Pale Blue Dot, we'll delve into a discussion of the international presence in Austin with Natalie Betts, the Acting Manager for International Economic Development. We'll also hear a story from an Austin who went abroad to serve in Burkino Faso, Jaelah Kuehmichel.
Join us tonight on The Pale Blue Dot to hear about the international presence and influence in Austin. We'll hear some local experience, run down the facts and speak with Natalie Betts, the Acting Manager for International Economic Development for the City of Austin. Click on the link and sign up for their fantastic newsletter to learn more about some of the great internationally focused programs and happenings going on in Austin! 8PM on 91.7FM in the Austin Area and online at www.kvrx.org
Tonight, Travis Lagrone, producer extrodenaire here at the Pale Blue Dot will speak with John Mroz & Robert Campbell on topics including Track II diplomacy, the EastWest Institute, the future of the international system, and also career advice on networking.
John Mroz is Founder and CEO of the EastWest Institute.
Bob Campbell is Chair of the LBJ School Advisory Council, and is on the Executive Committee of the Board of the EastWest Institute.
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|Panda||Dungen||Ta Det Lungt|
|You Broke My Cool||Pond||Beards, Wives Denim|
|Mogu||Carsick Cars||Carsick Cars|
Tonight, the Pale Blue Dot continues its "Global Professionals" series with an interview with Ms. Julie Connor, Senior U.S. Diplomat. Following that is an interview with Ms. Susan Savage, former Secretary of State for the state of Oklahoma. Both ladies discuss their jobs and give helpful advice for those of us looking to have similar careers. Tune in at 9:00PM on 91.7FM, or online at
|Julie Connor Interview|
|Susan Savage Interview|
On tonight's episode, we continue our coverage of U.S. Foreign Policy this election from an international perspective with interviews from Dr. Michael Mosser from the International Relations Program on Europe, and we'll hear from Dr. Will Inboden from the LBJ School, who also serves as an informal advisor to the Romney campaign and a writer for Foreign Policy Magazine.
|Dr. Michael Mosser Interview|
|Dr. Will Inboden|
Today on The Pale Blue Dot, we're talking with Brandon Gentry of Helios Global, and Dr. Linda Gerber, Professor of International Trade and Investment here at UT, about what it takes to make it as an international professional.
|Interview with Brandon Gentry of Helios Global, Inc.|
|Interview with Dr. Linda Gerber of McCombs School of Business|
This week on The Pale Blue Dot, Travis LaGrone talks to Dr. Joshua Landis, the Head of The International Relations Program at OU about the ongoing situation in Syria.
|Interview with Dr. Joshua Landis|
"God In The Global Age"
In this episode, we discuss the state and development of religion in the 21st century global society, including the changing demographics of Christianity, and the relationship between globalization and Islam.
This week on The Pale Blue Dot, we'll examine how the forces of globalization have changed the demographic make up of Austin and the face of the city itself. We'll also look into two of the largest minority ethnic groups in Austin and talk about how they've established themselves in Austin.